Jan 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
. >>> there he is joe biden taking the oath of office this morning and not far from here in fact over at the naval observatory, and a twist of historic irony perhaps the country's first black president's public swearing is going to happen on the same day that we honor one of america's great civil rights activists, martin luther king jr. we will pause to remember dr. king's birthday and i'd like to bring in andrew young the third, former civil rights leader and ambassador andrew young. good to see you, sir. >> hey, craig, how are you doing? >> great. your father is a long time friend and confidant of reverend king. what have you learned from your father, and also, his generation as well? >> you know, i think that it is very important that we as americans today give each other a faith-saving way out, and that is one thing that my father was adamant about throughout his life is that when you have an opponent and have indifferences about a subject, that you give your opponent a way out. to keep his dignity and that is how you create change, and that is what dr. king and my father and dr.
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
, please welcome joe biden and mayor michael hunter. [applause] gentlemen. it is, of course, my distinct honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce our good friend and my good friend, vice president joe biden. throughout his career as a public servant, vice president biden has championed issues that are critical to the prosperity and growth of america's cities, and he has engaged directly with the u.s. conference of mayors on a regular basis. during our annual meeting this past june in orlando, vice president biden pledged that the obama administration would make sure that future infrastructure investments are more targeted to local areas. in november, last year, the vice president hosted our leadership in the white house to discuss the fiscal cliff and the concerns of mayors regarding both investment programs and tax-exempt financing. issueer there's a major that demands attention, again and again and again, vice president joe biden has shown the leadership and courage needed to help move our nation in the right direction. and that is why i was certainly heartened when pres
Jan 17, 2013 9:00am EST
are coming set of live events on. at 1230 time that eastern vice president joe biden speaks at the conference of mayors winter meeting. live coverage on c-span again starting at 630 eastern. >> he had been talking about this dream that he had. he talks about it for years, the american dream and then it becomes his dream and he had been in detroit just a few months before. he talked about i have a dream. america will someday realize these principles in the declaration of independence. so i think he was just inspired by that moment. >> sunday on after words, clayborne carson recalls his journey as a civil rights activist, participate in the 1963 march on washington to prominent historian and editor of martin luther king, jr.'s papers. it's part of three days of the booktv this weekend. >> next, secret and exchange commission chair dan gallagher shares his ideas for reforming the dodd-frank financial regulation law. also talks about the commission's 2013 agenda. mr. gallagher was asked of the securities and exchange commission commissioner, appointed by president obama and took office in 2011. t
Jan 22, 2013 8:00pm EST
charged with the governance of our nation. >> striven hearts of barack obama and joe biden. grant them and uphold them that they made this charge of their duties in the full life of your divine grace. keep this nation under your care. here our voice and to provide for the common good. give them the vision to care for your creation. lead them to willingly to fill obligations in a community of nations. keep this nation and your care. stir up the passion and reverence of the justices of the supreme court, for the rule of law in the way of justice. though there judgment with integrity and insight. keep this nation under your care. .. in all things, your will may be done. it is prey the lord. >> thanks be to god. >> a reading from saint paul's second letter to the corinthians. it is god who said, let light shine out of darkness, who has shown in our heart, to give the rate of the knowledge of the glory of god in the face of jesus christ. but we have this treasure in clay jars. so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to god and does not compromise. we are afflicted